Why this isn’t headline news is utterly beyond me, but with the exception of a Foxnews.com video, the U.S. mainstream media really needs to get its collective head out of its ass and start reporting it. And reporting it loudly.
The UK’s TimesOnline reported on Friday, February 13, 2009 that the United Nations and the World Bank are now “lobbying” for a portion of the United States “stimulus” monies.
Pardon my French, but – what the fuck?
“Asian economies are suffering as demand for exports collapses.”
No shit, Sherlock. Average Americans John & Jane Doe can’t afford to buy anything, even if they still have a job. Yet the American taxpayer, already reeling like Weebles over-stuffed with rotting pork rinds courtesy of the so-called “stimulus bill”, are being asked to hand over $5 BILLION of it to help bail out other countries who find themselves in similar economic mess? We’ve “best-shored” American jobs overseas to the point it no longer necessarily makes economic sense yet the U.N., under the guise of those insidious “Millenium Development Goals” is asking the American taxpayer for more money? They couldn’t even manage the donations made to help victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, “losing” something like 20% of the money, and even now continue to waffle back and forth with admissions and retractions of guilt about it.
To this and any other such begging, I say, “Not no, but hell no.” That cluster currently passing for legislation is called the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”, not the “Asian Recovery Act” or the “United Nations Support Act”. Giving a penny of it to an outfit like the U.N. that can’t find its own ass with both hands is just flat-out wrong. Every citizen of this country should be up in arms and shouting their refusal of the request from every rooftop.
But, of course, if the mainstream media isn’t making an issue out of it, how will anyone even know?